A Writing Workshop
January 22, 29 and February 5, 2015
6 – 8 pm
Anyone can write, but can they write well? Whether you’re working on your college entrance essay or The Great Filipino Novel, a comic book or the screenplay of a future Cannes winner, the standards of good writing apply. Before you can experiment with the craft, you have to know the craft.
The facilitator will conduct a practical writing workshop for aspiring writers, weekend writers, and writers struggling with the dreaded block. The workshop consists of two intensive two-hour session on two Thursday evenings. At the end of the workshop, participants will have finished writing a short story.
Jessica Zafra is a writer based in Manila. She has written two collections of short stories, The Stories So Far and Manananggal Terrorizes Manila, as well as a dozen collections of essays on film, literature, travel, rock music, popular culture and politics. Many of these pieces appeared previously in her highly influential column Twisted, which appeared in the newspaper Today (1994-2004).
Jessica’s essays have been published in the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Hong Kong Standard, and The National. She was editor-in-chief of Flip: The Official Guide to World Domination, and the annual literary journal Manila Envelope. At present she is a columnist at InterAksyon.com and at BusinessWorld.
Outside of publishing, Jessica has hosted talk shows on the FM stations NU-107 and K-Lite and the TV show Points of View, and managed a band. She is an executive producer on Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan (Norte, The End of History, Lav Diaz, 2014) and screenwriter of Esoterika: Manila (Elwood Perez, 2014).
The workshop fee is P 7,000.00 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, certificate, free admission to the museum and one day free access to the library. Payments can be made in cash, check, or through credit card.
For inquiries, call Marj Villaflores at 759-8288 local 25 or email email@example.com or visit www.ayalamuseum.org.